I am fascinated with the life of Abraham. If you just read the “cliff notes” version of it, you would think that he was a man who did no wrong. Yet, the story of his life in Genesis shows us a real man, who faced real problems with his marriage, extended family, work, etc. And while he was in no way, shape, or form perfect, he is remembered for his great faith in believing God and having it counted to him for righteousness. One of the amazing truths we learn about God’s character from the life of Abraham is that God is a God who does want to talk with us (Genesis 17:1-3). In verse one, the Bible says that God “said unto him,” This implies that God made a statement to Abraham, a one-way conversation if you would. Once Abraham falls on his face to worship the LORD, the Bible then tells us in verse three that “God talked with him.” How humbling and wonderfully encouraging to know that when our position changes, God will change how He converses with us!
Heavenly Father, help us to always remember that the position of our heart determines our conversation with you. I am thankful that you speak to me even in those times that I am not where I should be spiritually in my standing with you. Help me to always fall to my face in adoration and humility before your throne so that you may talk with me within my heart. In Jesus name, Amen.